The NFL playoffs schedule is now here and the bracket is set apart from one game and the wild card weekend has some great matchups, as the Green Bay Packers will be hosting the San Francisco 49ers and the Saints will be playing the Dallas Cowboys or the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC, while in the AFC the Kansas City Chiefs play the Indianapolis Colts, while the Cincinnati Bengals host the Chargers and the first games are on Saturday on NBC starting up at 4 pm.
The Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks clinched the number one seeds on Sunday and the Broncos have home field advantage and the first round bye in the AFC. The Cincinnati Bengals are in the third spot and the New England Patriots are in the second seed and they will get a home game against the lower seed from whoever wins over wild card weekend. The San Diego Chargers made the playoffs in thrilling fashion and will be in the sixth seed and will travel to play the Cincinnati Bengals after they defeated the Baltimore Ravens and locked up the AFC North and that puts them in a great position after making the playoffs for the third straight season.
The Kansas City Chiefs were locked in for the five seed and they rested players like Alex Smith and Jamaal Charles and nearly pulled it out against the Chargers and now the team plays against the number four seed in the Indianapolis Colts and that could be a very good matchup and the Patriots and Broncos will be waiting for the winners of those games. The Seattle Seahawks locked up the the number one seed as expected and they have home field advantage and a first round bye in the playoffs and the Carolina Panthers locked up the number two seed and the NFC South division with a win against the Falcons and that's the first playoff appearance for Cam Newton and the team looks scary good right now.
The New Orleans Saints made it in as the sixth seed and they will be playing against the Dallas Cowboys or the Philadelphia Eagles as the number three seed and the Green Bay Packers are in the playoffs after winning against the Chicago Bears in an amazing game for the NFC North. The Packers and 49ers play for the second straight season and this time the game will be in Lambeau Field instead of in the Bay Area and that could change everything. The playoffs should be very entertaining this season and the Packers won on an amazing fourth down play that saw Aaron Rodgers hit Randall Cobb for the game winning score and it was the first game back for the two players after being injured.